29 Apr 2022
Summer is a magical time to visit 30A with so many activities and sites waiting to be seen and explored! Luckily, we have your guide to our top bucket list activities in 30A this summer. Take your beach vacation to the next level with beautifully arranged picnics, bike rides down 30A, sunset bonfires, and more. Start planning your personal list of to-dos for your summer 2022 stay in a 30A vacation rental!
Check Out Our 30A Bucket List
30A Farmers Markets
On the weekend, stop by the Seaside or Rosemary Beach farmers markets to stock up on local produce, play some corn hole, and enjoy all the goods from local farmers and vendors right on their spacious green lawns. The Seaside farmers market is held every Saturday and Sunday morning in the Seaside Amphitheater, and the Rosemary Beach market is every Sunday in the town center.
Build a Sandcastle
It's never too late to learn how to build a sandcastle! On 30A, you will quickly realize how the sugar-white sand is unlike any you’ve seen before. With 30A Sandcastle Lesson, you and your family will be building extravagant sandcastles in no time.
Picnic in Style on a 30A Beach
Leave the cooler at home and enjoy a luxurious picnic on the beach with snacks, chilled citrus water, an umbrella, and more! Whether it’s for a special event, or to just enjoy the view, a picnic on the beach is the perfect way to enjoy the Florida sunset with a special twist.
Visit the Historic Eden Gardens State Park
Make a stop at Eden Gardens State Park for a tour of the beautiful two-story Wesley House, meander through the gardens, enjoy a shaded picnic under the moss-draped live oaks, or fish off the dock in Tucker Bayou.
Paddle Board on a Dune Lake
For more outdoor adventures, grab a paddle board and head to one of the coastal dune lakes found along 30A. Believe it or not, coastal dune lakes only occur in a handful of locations around the world, and South Walton has fifteen of them! The freshwater of the dune lakes occasionally flows in an outfall to the salty Gulf creating a unique brackish environment that merges the two together, doubling as a rare environmental occurrence and a perfect place to practice paddling.
Bike Around Town
If you prefer pedaling over paddling, rent a bike to ride around as you explore the many different 30A communities. Each community is incredibly unique and the best way to experience them all is with your feet on the pedals!
How to Spend an Evening During your 30A Vacation
Sip a Craft Beer at a 30A Brewery
Another 30A must-do is a stop at our local breweries. The Idyll Hounds Brewing Company features a variety of stouts, sours, IPAs, and even hard seltzers! For even more brews, the Grayton Beer Company Taproom invites visitors to sip on their local brews in an open-air, industrial space. Enjoy the Fish Whistle IPA or choose the 30A Beach Blonde Ale for an afternoon of easy drinking.
Sit Around a Sunset Bonfire
Enjoy a sunset bonfire on the beach with friends and family! Whether you get a permit to build one yourself, or have Vacayzen set it up professionally, you won’t want to miss out on this experience.
Watch an Outdoor Movie
Grab a blanket, some popcorn, and head to The Hub for a family movie night! With a 25ft jumbotron playing family classics like Lilo & Stitch, Minions, The Little Mermaid, and more, you’re sure to find that snuggling up for an outdoor movie night is a perfect way to end a day on 30A!
Find Your 30A Vacation Rental
Now that you know all of our top recommendations for a summer on 30A, it’s time to find a vacation rental to call your home away from home on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Find homes in destinations like Rosemary Beach, Seaside, and WaterSound. Maybe your bucket list includes bringing along a four-legged friend or making a splash in a pool. Whether you prefer a homes with a private pool or a pet-friendly rentals, we cannot wait to host you at one of our 30A vacation rentals. There’s no better time to start making memories on 30A!